Communication

One of the many advantages of participating in a statewide library system is that library staff at even the smallest branch are part of a larger community of colleagues that are available for advice and assistance.

 


Email Discussion Lists

Staff at PINES libraries rely heavily on the email discussion lists (LIST-SERVs) to share information, ask technical questions, and troubleshoot problems.

Subscription Instructions:

  1. Click on the link for each list to which you would like to subscribe.
  2. Please subscribe using a work email account. Subscriptions with email addresses that are not recognizable as PINES library work emails will require an email from a director to verify your identity as a current PINES staff member.
  3. Please subscribe using your full name along with your email address. This eases list administration and allows GPLS/PINES staff to know who you are.
  4. GPLS/PINES staff will approve your subscription request and you should receive a confirmation email with further information.

 

Email Lists Open to All PINES Library Staff

PINES-L
PINES-L is for general PINES staff discussion and is one of the lists used by GPLS/PINES staff to broadcast important announcements. If you only wish to subscribe to one email list, this is the one to choose.
http://list.georgialibraries.org/mailman/listinfo/pines-l

CIRC-L
CIRC-L is intended for general circulation staff discussion. Most of these types of discussions/questions are typically held on PINES-L and CIRC-L is not widely used.
http://list.georgialibraries.org/mailman/listinfo/circ-l

CAT-L
CAT-L is for PINES cataloger discussion.
http://list.georgialibraries.org/mailman/listinfo/cat-l

OPAC-L
This is a temporary working group for discussions on improving the user interface of the PINES OPAC.
http://list.georgialibraries.org/mailman/listinfo/opac-l

OPSMGR-L
The discussion list for PINES Local System Administration staff.
http://list.georgialibraries.org/mailman/listinfo/opsmgr-l

PINES-TESTING-L
PINES-TESTING-L is generally used only when preparing for an upgrade.
http://list.georgialibraries.org/mailman/listinfo/pines-testing-l

REPORTS-L
Discussion list for using the Evergreen reports interface.
http://list.georgialibraries.org/mailman/listinfo/reports-l

 

Reserved Lists

SUBCOM-L
SUBCOM-L is reserved for members of the PINES Subcommittees and PINES Directors. It is mainly used to announce policy discussions that occur on the GPLS Forums.
http://list.georgialibraries.org/mailman/listinfo/subcom-l

PINES-Directors
Membership restricted to PINES Library System directors.
http://list.georgialibraries.org/mailman/listinfo/pines-directors

PINESD9-L
The discussion list for the PINES Executive Committee. Membership is restricted to current Committee members.
http://list.georgialibraries.org/mailman/listinfo/pinesd9-l

 

Georgia-Wide Lists

For additional lists (TECHTALK, CATTECH-L, etc.) that are open to employees of all Georgia libraries, see:
http://galibtech.org/?page_id=452

 

Evergreen Community

These lists are for the Evergreen software, and have members from many different library systems around the world that use Evergreen.

EVERGREEN-ACQ
Acquisitions using the Evergreen software.
http://list.evergreen-ils.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/evergreen-acq

EVERGREEN-CIRC
Circulation using the Evergreen software.
http://list.evergreen-ils.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/evergreen-circ

OPEN-ILS-DEV
Questions and discussion about Evergreen software development.
http://libmail.georgialibraries.org/mailman/listinfo/open-ils-dev

OPEN-ILS-GENERAL
General questions and discussions about the Evergreen software and upcoming events.
http://libmail.georgialibraries.org/mailman/listinfo/open-ils-general

Evergreen on IRC
The Evergreen community maintains an IRC (internet relay chat) channel for real-time discussions and meetings.
https://evergreen-ils.org/communicate/irc/

 


Forums

The forums were originally set up as an alternative to the email discussion lists, but now they are primarily used by Subcommittee members. http://forums.georgialibraries.org

 


Help Desk

The place to report issues, voice concerns, or request assistance of any kind is the GPLS Help Desk, which is shared between PINES and the GPLS IT department. Logins for staff members should be requested by Library Directors.

 

Web Address: http://help.georgialibraries.org
Phone: 877-475-7435 (877-GPLSHELP) 404‐291‐2800

 


Contact Us

If you require assistance but you do not have access to the Help Desk, please contact us through the Contact Form or by sending an email to the relevant PINES Staff Member.